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Stars Collide Again in 1988 Flashback

Stars Collide Again in 1988 Flashback
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
A fourth-quarter comeback during the 1988 Class B Boys Basketball Final highlights this week’s 80s Finals Flashback series on MHSAA.tv.  The seventh game in our weekly summer series is the future Michigan State star-laden clash between Grand Rapids...
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Michigan's Best Reach Higher at Milford

Michigan's Best Reach Higher at Milford
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Nearly 200 of the top high school basketball players in Michigan took part in the Reaching Higher experience during the last two weeks at Milford High School.  A total of 96 boys attended Reaching Higher on July 13, and 90 girls attended the July 25 session. The p...
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Flashback: Northport, No Problem

Flashback: Northport, No Problem
Monday, July 18, 2016
One of the most entertaining Boys Basketball Finals of all time is the subject of this week’s 80s Finals Flashback series on MHSAA.tv.  The fourth game in our weekly summer series features a shootout for the 1988 Class D title between Northport and Beal Ci...
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'Reaching Higher' Returns for 8th Year

'Reaching Higher' Returns for 8th Year
Thursday, July 7, 2016
The annual Reaching Higher showcases of Michigan’s top high school basketball players will return for the eighth year beginning Wednesday, July 13, with the boys event and followed by the state’s top girls prospects taking the floor July 25.
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Western's White Enjoys 'Special' Career

Western's White Enjoys 'Special' Career
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Seeking a higher level of performance, many high school athletes have channeled their energy to one sport. Many refer to this concentration as specialization – and Cody White, for one, isn’t buying it.
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Saints' Kreski Sets Bar for U.P. Scoring

Saints' Kreski Sets Bar for U.P. Scoring
Monday, April 11, 2016
Basketball is all about scoring points and stopping teams from scoring. Gage Kreski of St. Ignace is one of those rare players who excel on both ends of the floor.  Kreski eclipsed a 51-year-old Upper Peninsula scoring record this season while also establishing hi...
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Performance: Jesuit's Cassius Winston

Performance: Jesuit's Cassius Winston
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Detroit U-D Jesuit's Cassius Winston said his team's trip last weekend to the Breslin Center was like a final exam for his high school career – and he earned a perfect score.  Winston led the Cubs to their first MHSAA basketball championship and the fin...
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Ford's Drive Ends With School's 1st Title

Ford's Drive Ends With School's 1st Title
Saturday, March 26, 2016
The final celebration of the 2015-16 Michigan high school basketball season started during the final seconds when a Detroit Henry Ford assistant coach slapped hands of everyone sitting on the bench. After the buzzer, the crowd moved to the south end of the Breslin Ce...
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Highlight Reel: Boys Basketball Finals

Highlight Reel: Boys Basketball Finals
Saturday, March 26, 2016
The winter sports season concluded Saturday at the Breslin Center with four title games in the 2016 MHSAA Boys Basketball Tournament, presented by Sparrow Health System. Click below for links to video highlights from Saturday’s games.
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Beecher Adds Another to Title Collection

Beecher Adds Another to Title Collection
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Monte Morris made a pact with freshman teammate Aquavius Burks after winning Michigan's 2013 Mr. Basketball Award. "He told me he's going to pass it down to me," Burks recalls. "I said, 'I accept it.'" As it turns out, Burks wasn't among the candidates for the top ...
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Winston Caps Legacy with 1st Jesuit Title

Winston Caps Legacy with 1st Jesuit Title
Saturday, March 26, 2016
By most measures, Cassius Winston had a highly successful high school basketball career. He was a four-year starter on a Detroit U-D Jesuit team that reached the Breslin Center three times, earning a scholarship to Michigan State University and the Mr. Basketball Award....
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North Central Repeats Perfect Run in D

North Central Repeats Perfect Run in D
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Jason Whitens held two fingers up as he moved through his teammates to the handshake line after Saturday morning’s Class D Final. Their reaction to winning a second straight MHSAA championship was of course filled with celebration – but also respect.
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Highlight Reel: Class A-B Semifinals

Highlight Reel: Class A-B Semifinals
Saturday, March 26, 2016
The Finals field is set for the MHSAA Boys Basketball Tournament, presented by Sparrow Health System, with the last four teams determined during Friday’s Class A and B Semifinals at the Breslin Center in East Lansing. Click before for video highlights from all f...
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Lakeshore Finds Way to Win, Play for More

Lakeshore Finds Way to Win, Play for More
Friday, March 25, 2016
The Stevensville Lakeshore boys basketball team of January and February won as many games as it lost. The Stevensville Lakeshore team of March will play Saturday for its first MHSAA championship.
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Ford Wins Another Championship Chance

Ford Wins Another Championship Chance
Friday, March 25, 2016
Kevon Bey played one minute during Detroit Henry Ford’s two-game stand at Breslin Center in 2015. As he put it Friday, he “just sat and watched.” But he clearly learned a few things too watching the Trojans finish their longest MHSAA Tournament run ...
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North Farmington Reaches 1st Final

North Farmington Reaches 1st Final
Friday, March 25, 2016
North Farmington coach Todd Negoshian was glad his team drew the second Class A Semifinal on Friday at the Breslin Center. That meant an opportunity for the Raiders to get here for part of the day’s first game and soak in the atmosphere before taking the floor t...
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U-D Jesuit Wins Matchup of Undefeated

U-D Jesuit Wins Matchup of Undefeated
Friday, March 25, 2016
Detroit U-D Jesuit’s first trip to the Class A Semifinals in 2014 was filled with awe. The second trip, last season, ended in disappointment.  There was no longer awe Friday, and no less excitement – just a laser-like focus on taking the next step for...
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Highlight Reel: Class C-D Semifinals

Highlight Reel: Class C-D Semifinals
Friday, March 25, 2016
The first four finalists for the 2016 MHSAA Boys Basketball Tournament, presented by Sparrow Health System, were determined on Thursday at the Breslin Center in East Lansing.  Check out these video highlights from the Class C and D Semifinals. Click on the score...
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North Central Powers Up Again in D

North Central Powers Up Again in D
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Adam Mercier had a clear message when he reassembled his Powers North Central boys basketball team for its first meeting last spring. He re-emphasized that message again before Thursday’s Class D Semifinal against Fulton.
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Pressure? No problem as Our Lady Advances

Pressure? No problem as Our Lady Advances
Thursday, March 24, 2016
The bright lights have worn off for Waterford Our Lady’s seniors. And that might have made all the difference over the final minutes of what could’ve been their final high school basketball game.
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